How chanting is the best meditation
Oct10

How chanting is the best meditation

Meditation essentially involves calming and silencing ourselves so that we can tune out the rustle-bustle of the world and tune in to life’s subtler, deeper realities, for example, nature’s serenity. The subtlest and deepest of all such realities is Krishna. He is our greatest well-wisher, wisest mentor and closest friend. And he resides at the very center of our being. The purpose and perfection of the inner journey of...

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Don’t Listen To The Mind
Oct09

Don’t Listen To The Mind

Hare Krishna my dear devotees, I hope your weekend is being blessed by the Lord in all aspects. Today I was listening to a lecture from H.H. Sacinandana Swami on his Japa Retreat and he was talking about the method so you cannot listen to your mind. He made an exercise like that: devotees were chanting and he was trying to interrupt them saying things or making noise, pretending he was their mind and they had to continue...

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India’s unique legacy
Oct09

India’s unique legacy

Question : Does the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra do any practical good for the world? Certainly. As most of us know, the fundamental problem in economics is to reconcile the unlimited desires of people with the limited resources of the world. All of us perpetually seek happiness by fulfilling our desires. Two conflicting forces within our hearts determine our desires: the centrifugal force that allures us to external objects,...

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Simple Chant – No Time
Oct09

Simple Chant – No Time

yaa nishaa sarva-bhutaanaam tasyaam jaagarti samyami yasyaam jaagrati bhutaani saa nishaa pashyato muneh "Simple lyric. Majority of verses in Bhagavad Gita are in this lyric. Now let us see the verse 6.2.8 from Srimad Bhagavatam etenaiva hy aghono 'sya krtam syaad agha-nishkrtam yadaa naaraayanaayeti jagaada catur-aksharam "The Vishnudutas continued: Even previously, while eating and at other times, this Ajaamila would...

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Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada About Chanting
Oct08

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada About Chanting

“Bhagavan will not accept anything which is offered by a person who doesn’t chant Harinama one-hundred thousand times daily and such a person is considered a ‘patita’. By sincerely endeavoring to chant Harinama without offenses and remaining fixed in chanting constantly, one’s offenses will fade and pure Harinama will arise on the tongue.” Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur in an article in The Gaudiya,...

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